Priority clash

June 16, 2016

Students prioritising contact hours in surveys strikes me as an example of the well-known phenomenon of respondents offering what they believe to be the correct or desired answer (“Student evaluations of teaching: no measure for the TEF”, Opinion, 9 June). Because however much they say they want more contact hours, many don’t even turn up for the hours offered. Or is it like festival events: there have to be a certain number of things you want to go to so you can complain that you never had time to get there?

Farah Mendlesohn
London


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